As winter approaches here in Fredericksburg, our team likes to refresh our customers on the basics. By that we mean, refreshing them on what components exist in their home that make their heating and cooling systems work efficiently. In this December blog post, we wanted to talk about insulation, as this is pretty important when it comes to keeping your home warm.
The Basics of Insulation
The insulation inside your home is like a barrier. Its main function is to keep warm air inside your home and colder air out. This is because heat tends to travel away and out towards cooler air, which is also known as the process of conduction. If your home isn’t well-insulated, heat will travel away and out. In short, insulation slows the conductive process and keeps warm air trapped in.
In the summertime, this same effect is beneficial. So, insulation is important then too. This is because if there is colder air in your home, be it from your air conditioning unit, the insulation keeps the hot air from traveling inside where the cooler air is.
Keeping Your Home Warm
Insulation keeps your home warm; there’s no doubt about it. However, when you know how that process actually works, it’s understandable for you to make sure that your insulation is prepped and in good shape for the cold weather ahead. To have your insulation checked, ensuring it will trap heat and decrease heat flow out of the home, call Robert B. Payne, Inc. at (540) 373-5876.